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mike mcqueary will be on the sidelines, the former graduate assistant that reported sandusky back in 2002. the feds have launched an investigation, and now, and even the white house is commenting. >> the white house says if these allegations prove true, what happened is outrageous. that coming from the white house press secretary jay carney today. he said the president's thoughts and prayers were with the victims of abuse, and their families. but he would not comment on the decision to fire longtime coach joe paterno. a federal investigation was launched to determine if the university failed to report the incident, as required by law. >> universities have an obligation if there is criminal conduct, or criminal investigation there.
we need to know about those things. we're going to look at whether that happened or did not. obviously, what happened at penn state is an enormous tragedy. we will do a thoughtful and thorough investigation. >> if penn state did violate their role, the school could face a maximum fine of $27,500 per violation. >> but there be more investigations into the school? >> they could dig deeper into this, but we are also during from the president of the n.c.a.a., saying they're watching the developments for now, but deferring to the investigation to see what comes out of it. however, if based on those tasks that -- based on those facts, if penn state did violate the law, they will act.
>> in the wake of the penn state incident, our colleague the jerry sandusky -- gerrie sandusky has faced some backlash. >> people ask me for 20 years to find any relation to jerry sandusky at penn state. a used to be a one word answer, no, and it was no big deal. now is the biggest story in the country all week long. it is bizarre. >> what has the past week been like for our gerrie sandusky? i chat with him right here on wbal tv. >> the owings mills mall has fallen on hard times. store after store has left, and it raises questions about its status. that is about to change, as baltimore county executive
announces a $70 million project to bring them all back in a big way. -- the small back in a big way. >> the owings mills mall was the place to be in the mid '80s when this place was built. over time, it has become rundown. we found out todayverything is going to change in the coming years, including seeing most of them all demolished. it will bring in new stores and change it from an inside mall to an outside mall. >> some would say is long overdue, but it looks like you can finally waved goodbye to the old owings mills mall. >> to the people of owings mills, congratulations because it is going to be happening now. >> baltimore county executive kevin chamowitz signing a
memorandum of understanding to completely restructure the mall. the project is receiving a lot of praise from owings mills employers looking to get rid of the eyesore and put them all back -- and putting them all back on the map. -- vella amol back on the map. the mall back on the map. >> according to a recent survey, 100,000 people making over $80,000 a year and live within 10 miles of the mall. >> will create a catalyst for growth in the community. it will be a retail, dining, and entertainment hub for baltimore county northwest.
>> they plan a major demolition of the mall, creating a more outdoor experience, like the hunt valley mall, made up of mostly big box and junior box stores. >> we plan on attracting stores like j.c. penney's, macy's, and amc theaters. with the likely demolition of the outside of those -- of the mall outside of those pieces. >> representatives were not able to tell us what it would look like because everything is still in the planning phase. they did not even have renderings of what the place might look like. at any rate, this will continue in the planning phase for the next 6-12 months. then in 2013 we will see the demolition work and the project is supposed to be completed sometime in 2014.
>> today, mayor stephanie rawlings-blake announced a plan to increase the bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents. she has asked the city council to consider it monday. david collins has the details. >> revenue from the embattled city bottle tax has already fallen short of expectations. city hall estimated the tax would bring in $5.8 million per year. but it actually just generated $4.7 million in its first year. two days after the election, mayor stephanie rawlings-blake has announced a plan to increase the bonnell tax from 2 cents to 5 cents. >> we were looking for a creative way to put more resources into construction for schools. you take a look at the schools around the city, and our kids deserve more. we think this is a way we can get there. >> school administrators are still looking into how much
money is needed. an aclu representative put the figure at $2.8 million. the increase to 5 cents would provide $2.2 million. but the tax increase needs approval from city council and is expected to face stiff opposition from the beverage industry. after hearing the mayor wants to increase the tax to 5 cents, one person writes, "mirren stephanie rawlings-blake continues to demonstrate its respect for baltimore county business. markey our industry like this is somewhat of an abuse of power." the bonnell tax revenue was supposed to go to street cleaning and other public city funds. now it will go to float -- to schools. >> this will be a way to make
sure that the facilities match the greatness of our kids. >> we asked viewers for their thoughts about raising the top tax from 2 cents to 5 cents. richard road, "the day after elections she raises the bottle tax. what is next?" patricia rove, maybe just consider a different idea. and robin wrote, "i shop in anne arundel county as often as i can. those pennies do add up." >> a homeowner is desperately trying to save her home for the second time. >> she is one of thousands of marylanders who try to work out home loan modifications, but in her case, something went horribly wrong. >> donna roberts made it very clear she does not like discussing her personal business. she only turned to the i-team because she felt other options
were gone. >> she is on disability, the result of surgeries and nerve damage. she knew she needed help to keep her home. she got a loan modification and was making the payments. one year later came devastating news, her home was in jeopardy again. >> i want my life back and it has turned into total chaos. >> the bank hiked her payments by more than 100% claiming she had not been paying enough. how could that happen? >> tonight, the bank's response and dollars some hope -- and the risks some homeowners still face even after they have pursued a fix. >> stay with us. more news on 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> after a major flood in last night's presidential debate, gop contender rick perry is trying to mitigate the damage. >> we try to darkened -- to live
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>> another piece of civil rights history is on display at morgan state university. it includes seats from a baltimore lunch counter and photographs from the early 19th 60's. -- the early 1960's. among those on hand, congressman lewis, who worked alongside dr. martin luther king jr.. >> we want everyone to come out and see this exhibit and pay homage to those foot soldiers who made integration possible in this city and around the
country. >> it looks like it is worth the visit. it is on display in the main hall of morgan state's student center. >> in our commitment 2012 report tonight, rick perry is trying to revive his campaign after stumbling big time last night in the presidential debate. >> body was not the only one to make a mistake. -- but he was not the only one to make a mistake. >> it is being referred to as rick perry's dear in the head bites moment, his ability -- his inability to remember a government agency during the debate. >> the third agency of government i would do away with -- i would do away with education, commerce -- and let's
see. i can't, the third one, i can't. sorry. >> thursday, he tried to recover, making the round of talk shows. >> i'm sure there are a lot of americans out there that would like to forget the names of government agencies that are costing them jobs. that is the issue, not the brain freeze. >> here is how herman cain dealt with nancy pelosi. >> [unintelligible] >> the unemployment rate among non-college rated is very high. >> there is plenty of campaign cash, but not a lot of time to salvage the presidency. >> he can laugh and say he was a bit unsteady on stage just
night, but never and steady as governor of texas. >> it is being referred to as the deer-in-the-headlights moment. cracks >> and now, your 11 insta- weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> behind the front, a few showers and temperatures will get a bit chilly. showers are still putting down -- creating what raise around baltimore and cecil county. western maryland is dry, but there's more moisture coming in. there might be some snow in the western maryland mountains. precipitation has been like today. officially at the airport, to
100 of an inch. just one 100th of an inch at the inner harbor. we have not quite set below for the night. temperatures will continue downward for the rest of the night and we are likely to have a new low for the day. so far, the low for the day has been 44. it is already freezing in oakland. the rain should be off the coach -- the coast by morning. the clouds and snow showers will linger in mass -- western maryland. 42 at the inner harbor overnight. the wind will make it feel even colder, especially during the day tomorrow. this front and the brain behind it will produce gusty winds. the good news is that it will be pushing sean off the coast away from us.
it looks like sean tracks north and northwest of bermuda by a few hundred miles as a tropical storm. on sunday, we see a that a bit of cloud cover coming across the area, but still dry and mild air on sunday. on veteran's day, 48-53 degrees. it will be quite windy tomorrow, gusting up to 30 miles per hour. in western maryland, rainshowers changes snow showers and the potential is there for a couple of inches of snow with the high barely above freezing. they should see temperatures climbing back into the 50's in the sunday/monday timeframe. ines 60's on sunday. ocean city should have winds gusting to 40 tomorrow.
boughton nepa sebec nw, the ravens and the seahawks get under way sunday afternoon. -- out in the pacific northwest, the ravens and as he talks get under way sunday afternoon. once we get past the gusty winds and cold air tomorrow, a nice weekend shaping up. sonny on saturday, partly cloudy on sunday. mid 60's on monday and tuesday, but a chance of showers also. >> this is 11 sports. >> the ravens head west this week a day early. they're leaving for seattle on friday in preparation for sunday's game against the seahawks. despite the seahawks dismal record, they have some advantage. the biggest issue likely comes in the form of decibels.
seattle's field makes more noise than the ravens. even more and from the, we will hear from seattle's 12th man. >> the loudest i've ever been in is our practices. you cannot even hear the quarterback screaming at the top of his lungs in the huddle. you just try to simulate practice as much as you can. >> the later tonight, jerry sandusky -- gerrie sandusky opens up about his life in the nfl -- talks with a player who opened up about his life in the nfl. >> there are a lot of wonderful things you can gain from the experience, but do not lose sight of the fact that it is a
challenge and it will challenge every part of your being. just be prepared. and save your money. if you want to walk away, you can do easily. >> good advice. wbal class begins at 7:30 p.m. it has been a miserable week of sports news. the legend unspeakable acts and cover-up at penn state. also, a baseball player kidnapped in his home country of venezuela. here is a cleveland browns fan. >> we do not expect you to win the super bowl. we just like to look better than a division iii high school team. >> you are supposed to be a pleasant distraction from those things. but all we do is pay your money to put us in a bad mood every week.
>> a little chill, a little rain, but still not bad. >> it will be a sunshine the veterans day. with the wind it will feel quite chilly. but the weekend turns out nice. monday and mid 60's tuesday. there is a chance of scattered showers, but tolerable. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--